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"Grandiose Public Space"

Enshrouded in the contemporary cacophony of downtown Albany, the Empire State Plaza is a striking ensemble of glorious government buildings. A string of stirring artworks, collectively called the Empire State Art Collection, further augments the sheer historic appeal of this place. Deeply entrenched in a long-standing history, the plaza was built over a period of 17 years between 1959 and 1976, around the New York State Capitol building, which predates the plaza. Strewn across the plaza's expanse is a tapestry of noteworthy edifices like the Wadsworth Center, the Egg, the Legislative Office Building, the Corning Tower and the capitol itself. In addition, the plaza also shelters a tapestry of memorials, paying homage to civilians, fighters, and victims the country lost to various wars. The observation deck at Corning Tower provides astounding views of Albany's dynamic cityscape, whereas the New York State Museum lends stirring insights into the state's historical and cultural legacy. Sheltering emblematic buildings bathed in the finer nuances of Brutalist, Modernist and International architecture, the Empire State Plaza solidifies the progressive and political tenor of New York.
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, United States, 12242
"Grandiose Public Space"
Enshrouded in the contemporary cacophony of downtown Albany, the Empire State Plaza is a striking ensemble of glorious government buildings. A string of stirring artworks, collectively called the Empire State Art Collection, further augments the sheer historic appeal of this place. Deeply entrenched in a long-standing history, the plaza was built over a period of 17 years between 1959 and 1976, around the New York State Capitol building, which predates the plaza. Strewn across the plaza's expanse is a tapestry of noteworthy edifices like the Wadsworth Center, the Egg, the Legislative Office Building, the Corning Tower and the capitol itself. In addition, the plaza also shelters a tapestry of memorials, paying homage to civilians, fighters, and victims the country lost to various wars. The observation deck at Corning Tower provides astounding views of Albany's dynamic cityscape, whereas the New York State Museum lends stirring insights into the state's historical and cultural legacy. Sheltering emblematic buildings bathed in the finer nuances of Brutalist, Modernist and International architecture, the Empire State Plaza solidifies the progressive and political tenor of New York.
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